Guest Post: Desai Accelerator Drives Startups to Their First $1 Million in Funding
Desai Accelerator, a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, welcomed six teams into its 2018 Summer Cohort and debuted an expanded intern program to support those startups in their development. In this guest post, Angela Kujava shares how the accelerator is addressing gaps in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community… read more
Guest Post: Attention Startups – Apply Now for Michigan’s Largest Pitch Competition!
The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is Michigan’s premier business plan competition featuring the best and brightest seed-stage businesses to regional investors while awarding up to $1,000,000 in prizes. In this exclusive guest post, Seun Oyewole of Invest Detroit Ventures highlights the success stories of past winners, including Workit Health, SPLT, and Autobooks, and shares more information on how to apply…. read more
NextEnergy Launches Fourth Annual I-Corps Energy & Transportation Program!
NextEnergy’s I-Corps Energy & Transportation Program offers a customized curriculum to help teams of participating researchers discover the commercial potential of their technology, build a business model, and garner insights from leaders in the energy and transportation industries. Selected teams have a chance a being recommended to the National I-Corps program where they will work through… read more
MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Enlists the Expertise of Greater Lansing Area Success Story, Travis Stoliker
The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University announces today that Travis Stoliker is joining its team as entrepreneur-in-residence. Stoliker, a successful Lansing-area entrepreneur, angel investor and co-owner of Saddleback Barbeque, will provide startup teams with mentorship, support and a fresh perspective. Conquer Accelerator is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University Federal Credit… read more
Demo Day Preview: Techstars Mobility
Today, Ted Serbinski, Managing Director of Techstars Mobility, talks about his accelerator’s second cohort, which becomes the newest group of start ups calling downtown Detroit home this summer. Check out his original post here. Today I’m excited to introduce the 12 companies part of the Techstars Mobility Class of 2016. These startup companies are building automotive mobility… read more
MEMBER NEWS: Start Garden Launches Seamless Accelerator in Grand Rapids, MI
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 26, 2015 — Steelcase, Amway, Faurecia, Meijer, Spectrum Health and Priority Health have joined Start Garden, the unconventional, early-stage, venture capital fund, to announce the Seamless Coalition and Accelerator, a first-of-its kind collaboration which will bring the enterprises together with startups and entrepreneurs to create the next generation of connected devices. Dubbed… read more